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Fatah re-elects Mahmoud Abbas

The Palestinian President has opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years. An estimated 1,300 delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy.

The Palestinian President has opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years. An estimated 1,300 delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy.

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Fatah and Hamas agree deal for return of Gaza unity government

A unity government is to take control of the Gaza Strip after a breakthrough in talks between Hamas and Fatah officials in Cairo. The deal could

A unity government is to take control of the Gaza Strip after a breakthrough in talks between Hamas and Fatah officials in Cairo. The deal could

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The Middle East: Hamas and Fatah - a reconciliation to last

After years of Palestinian division between the Fatah group and Hamas, who controlled the Gaza Strip, a reconciliation agreement was concluded and a

After years of Palestinian division between the Fatah group and Hamas, who controlled the Gaza Strip, a reconciliation agreement was concluded and a

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Gaza's Palestinians give 'Arab Idol' hero's welcome

Tens of thousands of joyous fans have taken to the streets of the Gaza Strip to welcome the winner of “Arab Idol” song contest. 22-year-old

Tens of thousands of joyous fans have taken to the streets of the Gaza Strip to welcome the winner of “Arab Idol” song contest. 22-year-old

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Israel pursues plans to expand West Bank settlements

Israel is pressing on with plans to build more than 1,000 new homes in two West Bank settlements, according to officials. The construction, which

Israel is pressing on with plans to build more than 1,000 new homes in two West Bank settlements, according to officials. The construction, which

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Palestinian militants break truce with rocket attack on Israel

Palestinian militants have launched their first attack on Israel since a November truce. The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades says it fired a rocket fired

Palestinian militants have launched their first attack on Israel since a November truce. The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades says it fired a rocket fired

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No progress as Egypt hosts talks to unite Palestinians

President Mahmoud Abbas has been a guest of President Mohammed Mursi in Cairo as the Egyptian leader tried to get both sides of the Palestinian

President Mahmoud Abbas has been a guest of President Mohammed Mursi in Cairo as the Egyptian leader tried to get both sides of the Palestinian

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Fatah holds first mass Gaza rally in years

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been taking part in a rare rally staged by President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah group in Gaza. The

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been taking part in a rare rally staged by President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah group in Gaza. The

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Gaza gears up for Fatah anniversary celebrations

Palestinian party Fatah will celebrate its anniversary in Gaza for the first time since rival group Hamas seized power in the region. On Thursday

Palestinian party Fatah will celebrate its anniversary in Gaza for the first time since rival group Hamas seized power in the region. On Thursday

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Fatah marks its 48th anniversary

Fatah supporters celebrated in Jerusalem the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Palestinian movement It was a rare occasion for the ancient

Fatah supporters celebrated in Jerusalem the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Palestinian movement It was a rare occasion for the ancient

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Ceremony to mark Fatah anniversary

A formal ceremony has been held in Hebron, in the West Bank, to mark the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah party. The largest group in

A formal ceremony has been held in Hebron, in the West Bank, to mark the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah party. The largest group in

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Palestinian poll lopsided

Palestinians are voting in the West Bank in long-delayed elections highlighting deep divisions in the Israeli-occupied territory. The powerful

Palestinians are voting in the West Bank in long-delayed elections highlighting deep divisions in the Israeli-occupied territory. The powerful

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Netanyahu condemns Palestinian reconciliation deal

The signing of a reconciliation deal in Doha between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah has provoked an angry reaction from Israel. The

The signing of a reconciliation deal in Doha between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah has provoked an angry reaction from Israel. The

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Palestinian unity moves further alienate Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to head a interim unity government to prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections. Fatah’s Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to head a interim unity government to prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections. Fatah’s Abbas

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Hamas and Fatah, 25 venomous years

Hamas was founded during the First Palestinian Intifada uprising, in 1987, stemming from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The aim stated in its

Hamas was founded during the First Palestinian Intifada uprising, in 1987, stemming from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The aim stated in its

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Palestinian rivals agree to form unity government

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to head an interim unity goverment. In what is being dubbed the ‘Doha Declaration,’ his Fatah faction

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to head an interim unity goverment. In what is being dubbed the ‘Doha Declaration,’ his Fatah faction

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Mideast talks undermined by arrest of Hamas leader

The arrest by Israel of a senior Hamas figure has placed possible new strains on relations between the two main Palestinian groups. Aziz Dweik was

The arrest by Israel of a senior Hamas figure has placed possible new strains on relations between the two main Palestinian groups. Aziz Dweik was

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Gaza still struggles three years after offensive

Flowers are one of the few things Gazans can export. After four and half years of the Israeli blockade and the partial destruction of Gaza’s industry

Flowers are one of the few things Gazans can export. After four and half years of the Israeli blockade and the partial destruction of Gaza’s industry

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Palestinians edge closer towards reconciliation

Rival Palestinian factions edged closer towards reconciliation on Thursday after talks in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The president of the

Rival Palestinian factions edged closer towards reconciliation on Thursday after talks in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The president of the

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Israel frees 550 Palestinians in Shalit swap

Israel released over 500 Palestinian prisoners late on Sunday night in keeping with the government’s deal with Hamas for the return of a captured

Israel released over 500 Palestinian prisoners late on Sunday night in keeping with the government’s deal with Hamas for the return of a captured

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Abbas tells euronews about Fatah-Hamas common ground

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas may be getting closer to striking a unity deal, with Mahmoud Abbas telling euronews that common ground has been

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas may be getting closer to striking a unity deal, with Mahmoud Abbas telling euronews that common ground has been

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Palestinian factions aim to end rivalry

Hamas and Fatah, the main rival Palestinian factions, said on Thursday that they have made significant progress on power-sharing. But there was no

Hamas and Fatah, the main rival Palestinian factions, said on Thursday that they have made significant progress on power-sharing. But there was no

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Prisoner release great defeat for Hamas rivals

The Palestinian president has held centre stage for some time with his United Nations statehood application. Now Hamas is crying victory with what

The Palestinian president has held centre stage for some time with his United Nations statehood application. Now Hamas is crying victory with what

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Diplomatic crisis intensifies over Palestinian UN bid

The diplomatic crisis around President Mahmoud Abbas’ push for recognition of a Palestinian state is intensifying, in the run-up to his planned

The diplomatic crisis around President Mahmoud Abbas’ push for recognition of a Palestinian state is intensifying, in the run-up to his planned

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Ripples spread out from Hamas-Fatah union

The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation seems to be making people happy in Gaza City, but there is a long road ahead for the two new friends, and one that is

The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation seems to be making people happy in Gaza City, but there is a long road ahead for the two new friends, and one that is

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Israel says Palestinian accord is a setback

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah formally signed an agreement on Wednesday, ending four years of bitter division. Palestinians celebrated in the

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah formally signed an agreement on Wednesday, ending four years of bitter division. Palestinians celebrated in the

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Israel disconcerted by Palestinian unity

News of the rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas has not been welcomed by Israel. Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh working together will prove to be

News of the rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas has not been welcomed by Israel. Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh working together will prove to be

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Fatah-Hamas reconciliation remains to be proven

The Palestinians’ secular Fatah faction and the Islamist Hamas faction have put a ceremonial seal on a reconciliation agreement between

The Palestinians’ secular Fatah faction and the Islamist Hamas faction have put a ceremonial seal on a reconciliation agreement between